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  1. #1
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    Default G'day

    G'day Beekeepers,
    I live in Maryborough Queensland Australia. One of my hobbies is beekeeping.
    I know this is a US website but it is great to be able to ask questions about beekeeping with interested people. Aussie is on the otherside of the world so your summer is our winter. Queensland does not have a cold winter and we are able to collect honey all the year around. We are just coming into our spring so I am preparing my hives for the summer honey flow.
    I am retired I have 20 hives. I was having a problem with the Small Hive Beetle that was intruduced from S. Aftica. I have made up traps that have reduced the beetles so that they are no longer a problem.
    O K I have intruduced myself to 1000s of you simular beekeepers.
    Cheers Aussie Pom

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    Default Re: G'day

    Hey Aussie

    Welcome to the forum. You are not the only one here that is not from the states.

    Tell us about your Small Hive Beetle Traps. Are these contraptions something you invented or something common there.

    Hmm, you face your hives north instead of south, cool!

    Have fun on the forum.

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    Default Re: G'day

    Is this your location?
    http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/...at-long-m.html

    Marlborough 2246'S 14952'W

    I saw some Blue gums locally that have "acorns" on them about one inch long yesterday.
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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    Default Re: G'day

    G'day Bees4U,
    Maryborough is Maryborough Queensland 2531'S 15237'E. There is also a Maryborough in Victoria.
    Auuie Pom

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    Default Re: G'day

    G'day Bees4U,
    Maryborough is Maryborough Queensland 2531'S 15237'E. There is also a Maryborough in Victoria.
    Auuie Pom

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    Default Re: G'day

    How are your bees doing at this time of the year?
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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    Default Re: G'day

    G'day WI beek,
    I have made a trap out of corflute, using Corflute Signs that Real-estates use for the "For Sale signs". The 5mm thick ones. I cut out 6" x 3" I cut a grove along the centre . I put in some Maxforce Gold. This is a cockroach gel.(for the control of Cockroaches) I cover the grove with thick sticky tape. The SHB can get into the 5mm slots and eat the jell & die but the bees can't. I place the trap on the top bars of the hive.

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    Default Re: G'day

    Hey Aussie

    Sounds like it would work well.

    If you know, how fast does it kill the SHB after ingestion?

    Do the bees carry the beetles out after they die?

    Also, I am curious as to what race of bee you keep and what others keep in you climate. I heard when CCD broke out here, most of the queens, and queens in packages imported here from austrailia, were soon superseded. It was not isolated, but seems most everyone had the same results. I wonder why?

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